Hotel Review: Mooser Hotel, St Anton – Austria

Mooser Hotel - Skiing St Anton am Arlberg by the well travelled man

Hotel:  Mooser Hotel

Location:  St Anton Am Alberg, Austria

Room:  Double Room with Private Balcony

Perfect for: Ski holiday

Category:  Luxury, 4 star


We stayed at the Mooser Hotel over Christmas 2013 for one of their short stay options (Sunday – Thursday).

thewelltravelledman Mooser Hotel St Anton Austria

Our welcome experience…

We got picked up from the station in a lovely Audi Q7, driven up the mountain to where the hotel was located, we then drove into what appeared to be a single car garage. The automatic door closed, classical music started playing and the enclosed box we were in started to move …

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the very friendly Steffi who very quickly checked us in and gave us a tour of the hotel, including the room and where to find things. We were then taken up to the restaurant as part of our tour to the hotel and enjoyed a welcome drink.  The restaurant was incredible, it had a great atmosphere and even better views over the village and piste!

The Room…

We were then taken to our room.  It was absolutely amazing.

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - room

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - room

They have really thought of everything. The lighting, set up and design was perfect. The mini bar was included (soft drink, water and juice) in the price and restocked daily.

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - room

We were given shortbread biscuits in little glass jars on the bedside tables, a nice touch. The biscuits varied daily and we thoroughly enjoyed them when we were refreshing between our day on the piste and dinner.

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - room

Meals…

Breakfast was included – we couldn’t fault it at all.  We were given an al a carte menu to order our breakfast and it included items such as poached eggs, pancakes, waffles, fruit and more!  It is pretty cool to have your breakfast overlooking the piste!

The restaurant for dinner is also popular, the chef is renowned in the area and a reservation is highly recommended. The al a carte menu included delicacies such as reindeer as well as other safe options for Jenna (whom enjoyed a fillet of beef). We enjoyed an evening meal on Christmas day and other than the price, we could not fault the service, nor the quality of the food.

thewelltravelledman das mooser christmas meal

Health and Fitness…

After a long day on the slopes, you need somewhere to unwind and relax!!

This hotel has it all… The spa area was amazing. There is an outdoor heated pool with spa, a steam room, physio therm, soft sauna and a hard sauna. Everything you need after a day on the slopes. For those of you whom may not be familiar with the Europeans, the spa and sauna areas are generally nude areas, and more often than not, you’ll be enjoying your session with a nude companion! If anything, I suggest you join them and before you know it you’ll be converted to their ways!

The relaxation area before you enter the pool, sauna and physic therm area also includes a number of spots to lounge, plenty of complimentary and drinks (healthier options such as water, juice etc) to keep you hydrated whilst using the amenities.

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - spa

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - spa

A special mention is needed for the ski lockers…

The locker room looks fantastic, decked out with timber doors and a ram to sit on whilst you jam your feet into your boots, but most importantly, the lockers have heated boot racks which on a cold morning is nice to put warm boots on instead of damp boots from the day before!

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - ski locker

Good to know…

For those who have been to St Anton before, or have heard of the famous Mooserwirt, it is ‘the’ place in St Anton for après-ski and a must visit …

The fact that the Mooserwirt is attached to the Mooser Hotel is a significant benefit, hotel guests have direct access via an internal lift and you’re able to safely store your skis in your heated lockers before heading up for the après-ski. The number of ski poles and lonely ski (yes one) seen on the slopes in the mornings really does suggest that it is worth spending the extra to stay at the Mooser Hotel when you’re intending on having a few late nights at the Mooserwirt.

Other than the drinks, we also enjoyed many, many chicken wings. The portion sizes are generous and other than New York, I don’t think we have been able to find anything that compares.

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - mooserwirt

Checking out…

Check out was simple and easy, the staff were friendly, professional and there were no issues. Our luggage was held and we were able to use the amenities, including the spa and fitness centre in the hotel.

Additional information…

The Mooser Hotel is a ski in ski out resort and whilst this provides great views over the town and slopes, it may not be for people who have never skied before (like us!).  But, in saying that it was still possible, it just took a bit longer than others to get down.   You can catch the number 3 bus, which is free and is around a 5 – 10 minute walk away from the hotel.

Above and beyond…

The staff at the Mooser Hotel throughout the entire stay were great and attentive. The hotel staff left a lovely Christmas present in our room on Christmas Eve for us which was a really lovely gesture!

thewelltravelledman Mooser hotel St Anton Austria - christmas gift

The not so good…

There is absolutely nothing less than perfect at this hotel!!!

The verdict…

Overall, we give this hotel 5 stars without a doubt!  Great service and by far one of the most luxurious hotels we’ve stayed in!!


No benefits were received as part of this review.


 

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